Guides and instructions

This approved form is effective for reporting periods starting on or after 1 July 2019. You may use this report for audits completed for earlier periods – however, you must take care to comply with the auditing standards and legislation that applied to that earlier period.
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Information to help develop software that uses a virtual tax file number (TFN) declaration completed electronically by a payee and transfers that data to the ATO online.
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This paper provides a consolidation of responses provided to Digital Service Providers (DSPs) about the implementation of changes due to the retirement of AUSkey. AUSkey retired on 27 March 2020.
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Schedules and other documentation for eCommerce are provided below. Digital service providers should take care to note the currency dates of documents.
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On Friday 27 March 2020, AUSkey will retire and be replaced by myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM). MyGovID and RAM are the new authentication and authorisation services required to access government online services on behalf of a business.
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The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) was released on 16 December 2020. A summary of the measures affecting digital service providers is provided on this page for use in developing software.
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The tax file number (TFN) algorithm is a mathematical formula that tests the validity of numbers quoted as TFNs. Its use in software is recommended as it will minimise TFN errors and may subsequently reduce the need for contact between your organisation or your clients and the ATO.
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The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) was released on 18 December 2017. A summary of the measures affecting digital service providers is provided on this page for use in developing software.
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The Budget 2019–20 was released on Tuesday 2 April 2019. The measures announced as part of the Budget 2019-20 are subject to receiving royal assent and are therefore not yet law.
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